Founded in the late 1970s as the Saint Cecilia Singers, Cantabile presents five or six concerts annually in the Boulder County area and in other Colorado towns and cities. November's concert will feature music by Lauridsen, Brahms, Kirchner, Vaughan Williams, and Rheinberger.
The Cantabile Singers and the Estes Park Music Festival invite you to the inaugural season of the new Music Director, Hannah Wunsch.
The program, "From Darkness Into Light", explores universal themes of darkness and light as interpreted by composers through the ages and across cultures. Acclaimed music of Morten Lauridsen, with other pieces from Johannes Brahms and John Rutter, explore the mystery and melancholy of darkness, while stunning pieces from Eric Whitacre, Gerald Finzi, and Charles Villiers Stanford ignite the hope and levity of light.
Morten Lauridsen, who has composed beloved pieces for over 40 years, explores the night through his choral classic trio, Nocturnes: "Sure on this Shining Night", "Sa Nuit D'Été'" and "Soneto de la Noche," which are equal in mystery and beauty. Ralph Vaughan Williams is an English composer from the turn of the 20th century whose work is described as "ostensibly familiar and commonplace, yet deep and mystical, as well as lyrical, melodic, melancholic, and nostalgic, yet timeless." Vaughan William's "Sweet Day", a deeply melancholy setting of George Herbert's poem by the same name, which juxtaposes the sweetness of a passing day with the inevitability of darkness. Finally, the Cantabile will venture into another tradition, the spiritual, with settings by Barbara Baker and Joe Jennings, which hold fast to the promise of day after night and calm after the storm.
The relationship of mankind to light and darkness has been explored throughout the centuries. With these composers, "From Darkness Into Light" takes you on a journey through music and time, while introducing you to the talent and passion of new Music Director Hannah Wunsch.
Fall 2014 is Hannah's first season as Music Director of Cantabile. Wunsch was the Assistant Conductor of the University of Colorado University Singers and University Choir, starting in 2012, and has been Director of the Mount Calvary Festival Choir since 2010. Additionally, in the fall 2014 she will also be Conductor of the University of Colorado Women's Choir, and will direct the inaugural season of the University of Colorado Renaissance and Madrigal group.
Stanley Hotel Concert Hall (View)
333 E Wonderview Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|